Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionPacific Region
Capital CityFunafuti
Government TypeParliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Official LanguagesEnglish, Tuvaluan
CurrencyTuvaluan dollar, Australian dollar, AUD
Phone Code +688
Important CitiesAlapi, Angafoulua, Asau, Fakai Fou, Fangaua, Fenua Tapu, Fongafale, Funafuti - Capital, Kulia, Lolua, Niulakita, Savave, Senala, Tanrake, Tokelau, Tonga, Tumaseu, Vaiaku
National DayIndependence Day (Oct-01)
GDP (nominal)USD 0.063 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking0
Primary IndustriesFishing resources,Remittances from Tuvaluan seafarers.
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsKiribati, Nauru, Samoa, Fiji
Member of(Commonwealth of Nations), ( United Nations)
Major ExportsFisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Marine Vessels, Gems & Jewellery, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Chemical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Household Items & Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Vegetables and Related Products, Fashion and Apparel, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Silk & Textiles, Other Products, Books and Papers
Major ImportsMarine Vessels, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Silk & Textiles, Electrical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Plastics and Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Household Items & Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Wood and Pulp, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Cereals & Pulses, Fashion and Apparel
Total Exports ValueUSD 0.080 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 0.154 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 0.074 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between India and Tuvalu totaled US$700,000 in 2015–16, declining from $1.45 million the previous fiscal. India exported $600,000 worth of goods to Palau and imported $100,000 in 2015–16. Exports of ships, boats and floating structures from Tuvalu to India had boosted Indian imports from Palau to $1.42 million. The main commodities exported by India to Tuvalu are tobacco, sugar and confectionery.
Major Exports to IndiaLive Animals and Animal Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Plants and Flowers, Vegetables and Related Products, Fruits and Nuts, Spices, Cereals & Pulses, Edible Oils & Seeds, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar
Major Imports from IndiaPharmaceutical Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Electrical Products, Plastics and Products, Machinery & Appliances, Household Items & Products, Silk & Textiles, Other Products, Art and Antiques, Toys and Games, Cosmetics and Accessories, Glass and glassware, Mining, Metals & Minerals
India's Imports ValueUSD 0 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 0.25 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 0.25 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for TuvaluHigh Commission of India in Fiji
H.E. P.S. Karthigeyan
Honourable High Commissioner
Butt Street,Suva, Republic of Fiji
(679) 3301125, +679 9921474

Embassy Details of Tuvalu in IndiaHonorary Consulate General of Tuvalu in New Delhi
H.E. Dr. Deepak Jain
Honorary Consul General
BN-8, East, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi-110088
+91-11-47001942 (O)